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IOC seeks more information regarding vote-buying case

LIMA, Peru (AP) — What was supposed to be a stress-free meeting of the International Olympic Committee turned into something quite different Monday, when IOC president… 741 more words


Police raid house of Brazil Olympic committee president

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Federal police searched the house of the president of the Brazilian Olympic committee on Tuesday and issued a warrant forcing him to testify in an investigation into bribery surrounding the awarding of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. 310 more words

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Authorities claim to have unearthed international vote-buying scheme to deliver 2016 Olympics to Rio

By Peter Prengaman and Stephen Wade

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian and French authorities said Tuesday they uncovered an international corruption scheme aimed at buying votes in awarding the 2016 Olympics. 692 more words


Vakalis prepares to represent Canada at modern pentathlon worlds

Get ready Canada, the 2017 UIPM modern pentathlon world championships are just around the corner and will take place August 21-29 in Cairo, Egypt.

The competition is guaranteed to have no have shortage of action as athletes will compete against each other in five very different disciplines, including fencing, swimming (200m freestyle), equestrian jumping and a combined running-shooting event. 133 more words

How to Plan a Trip to the Olympics

If attending the Olympics is not on your travel bucket list, it absolutely should be. I’ve had the opportunity to attend 4 Olympics, some as personal travel and others as part of my career, and I would encourage anyone with even a remote interest in travel and sports to attend. 633 more words


One Year Later: Reflections on Rio 2016

Oh how time flies.

One year ago, Team Canada was on its way to its best-ever medal haul at a non-boycotted Olympic Summer Games. There were so many outstanding performances by our athletes, who each had their own compelling story. 2,146 more words

Critical Tourism Studies 2017 - Disorganized Host Event Spaces at Rio 2016

At the Critical Tourism Studies Conference VII, Dr Michael B. Duignan presented a paper entitled “Disorganized Host Event Spaces: Revealing Rio’s Fault Lines at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games”, co-written with Prof David McGillivray. 188 more words

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